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Westchester County Continuum of Care for the Homeless ("The Partnership") This public-private partnership coordinates all of the homeless housing and services providers in Westchester County, New York.


  • Monthly Board Meeting Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Location: Room 217, 112 E Post Road, White Plains, NY


  • September 12, 2014

Agenda - September 12, 2014

  • July 9, 2014

Agenda - July 9, 2014

  • February 12, 2014
  • January 8, 2014

Meeting Minutes - January 8, 2014
Tier 2 Scoring Criteria and Scored List of CoC projects
HMIS Data Quality Plan
HMIS Privacy and Security Plan
HMIS Agency Participation Agreement

  • December 17, 2013

Tier 2 Scoring Criteria and Scored List of CoC projects
Meeting Minutes - January 8, 2014

  • December 11, 2013

Tier 2 Scoring Criteria

  • June 17, 2013 - Housing First 101

Event Flyer
Pathways Traning Institute Flyer

  • May 17, 2013 - Annual Forum Meeting

Recap of Speakers & their Topics
Handout - Housing First 101 Training Flyer
Handout - Letter from Ann Oliva to Grant Recipients
Handout - CoC Timeline and Process Summary
Handout - Sample Report Card
Handout - FSSY Homestead Program

  • May 8, 2013
  • April 10, 2013
  • March 13, 2013


  • March 5, 2013 - Annual Membership Meeting

Agenda from Annual Meeting
Committee Summary Handout
Power Point Presenation
Board Members
Newly Elected At-Large Board Members:
Lisa Buck, The Bridge Fund
Howard Charton, Common Ground
Jim Coughlin, Westhab

  • November 14, 2012

Handout - 100,000 Homes

  • October 10, 2012


  • September 12, 2012


  • August 8, 2012


  • July 11, 2012


  • May 9, 2012


  • April 18, 2012


  • March 14, 2012

Handout - Committee Summary
Handout - CoC Structure

  • February 8, 2012

Handout - Eviction Prevention Update

  • January 11, 2012



CoC Guiding Principles & Structure

2017 COC Homelessness Resource Guide


   Peekskill & Surrounding Area – Jan Peek
   -19 Washington Ave, New Rochelle, 914-633-0101 
    -Bus Route 45,42,60,61,62,66
   Yonkers & Surrounding Area – Sharing Community
    -1 Hudson St, Yonkers, 914-963-2626 
    -Bus Route 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 
   White plains & Surrounding Area – 
    Samaritan House (women only)
    -33 Church St, White Plains, 914-948-3075  
     -Bus Route 40, 41, 60, 62, 63, 5, 6, 14, 17, 12, 1w, 3 
    Open Arms (men only)
    -86 E Post Rd, White Plains, 914-948-3075 
     -Bus Route same as Samaritan House 
Families Countywide during nights and weekends: 
  CALL DSS Emergency Services, 914-995-2099


    Croton-On Hudson  
    -Croton-Cortlandt:  114 Grand Street Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520 (HOURS: SAT 10:00AM-NOON) 
     -Bus Route 10 and 11
    Dobbs Ferry  
    -South Church: 343 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 (HOURS: WED 10AM-NOON, last WED of each month 5:30-7:00 PM) 
     -Bus Route 66 
    -Hudson Valley Community Services:40 Saw Mill River Road, NY 10532 (HOURS: MON-FRI 9:00AM-5:00PM)
     -Bus Route 27 
    -Community Center of Northern Westchester: Food Bank - 84 Bedford Road Katonah, NY 10536 (HOURS: TUES-FRI 10:00AM-4:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-1:00PM) 
     -Bus Route 19 
    Mohegan Lake  
    -Community St. Mary’s Episcopal Church: 1836 East Main Street (ROUTE 6) Mohegan Lake, NY 10547 (HOURS: SAT 9:30-11:00AM) 
    Mount Kisco   
    -Village Of Mount Kisco Senior Nutrition: 198 Carpenter Avenue (Fox Center) Mount Kisco, NY 10549 (HOURS: MON-FRI 9:30-11:30AM) 
     -Bus Route 19 
    Mount Vernon  
    -Saint Mary's Church: 23 South High Street Mount Vernon, NY 10550 (HOURS: FRI 4:00-6:00PM) 
     -Bus Route 40, 41, 43, 52, 55, 53, 54 
    New Rochelle  
    -New Rochelle Cap: 95 Lincoln Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10801 (HOURS: MON-FRI 9:00-10:00AM, 1:00-4:00PM) 
     -Bus Route 7, 30, 42, 45, 60, 61, 62, 66 
    -Harvest Time Family Resource Center: 1000 Orchard Street Peekskill, NY 10566 (HOURS: MON-FRI 3-4:30PM) 
     -Bus Route 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 31 
    Port Chester  
    -Port Chester Carver Center: 400 Westchester Avenue Port Chester, NY 10573(HOURS: MON, WED, FRI 9:00AM- 1:00PM, TUES & THURS 4:00-8:00PM ) 
     -Bus Route 13 and 62 
    -Bread For Life Church Of The Resurrection Of Christ: 65 Orchard Avenue Rye, Ny 10580 (HOURS: MON 11:00AM- 1:00PM) 
     -Bus Route 13 and 75/91 
    -Tarrytown C.O.C.: 105 Wildey Street Tarrytown,    NY 10591 (HOURS: TUE 10:00AM - 1:00PM, On Call Emergency Food Pantry Bags MON-FRI 9:00AM-5:00PM) 
     -Bus Route 13 an 1T 
    -Eastchester Cap:142-144 Main Street Tuckahoe, NY 10707 (HOURS: 2nd & 3rd WED NOON-5:00PM, emergency food pantry MON-FRI 9:00AM-5:00PM) 
     -Bus Route 8  
    White Plains  
    -White Plains Cap Thomas H. Slater Center: 70 Ferris Ave White Plains, NY 10603 (HOURS: MON-FRI 9:00AM-4:30PM) 
     -Bus Route 40, 41, 60, 62, 63, 5, 6, 14, 17, 12, 1w, 3 
    -St. Peter's: 91 Ludlow Street Yonkers, NY 10705 (HOURS: TUES & FRI 10:00AM-NOON or when bags run out) 
     -Bus Route 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 
    Yorktown Heights  
    -First Presbyterian Church: Food Pantry - 2880 Crompond Road Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 (HOURS: 2nd & 4th SAT 9:00-11:00AM) 
     -Bus Route 15 


    -Thomas Brown Bag Lunch-168 West Boston Post Road Mamaroneck,NY 10543 (HOURS:TUES 11AM-noon) 
     -Bus Route 60, 61 
    Mount Vernon  
    -Bowen Memorial Outreach Program:14 North Columbus Avenue Mount Vernon, NY 10553 (HOURS: WED 5:00-7:00PM) 
     -Bus Route 40, 41, 43, 52, 55, 53, 54 
    New Rochelle  
    -Hope Community Services: 50 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801 (HOURS: TUES, WED & FRI, + 3rd & 4th MON 1:00-6:00PM) 
     -Bus Route 7, 30, 42, 45, 60, 61, 62, 66 
    -Star of Bethlehem: 304 Spring Street, Ossining, NY 10562 (HOURS: MON-FRI 11:00AM-12:45PM) 
     -Bus Route 13, 14, 19 
    -Salvation Army: Soup Kitchen - 117 Nelson Avenue Peekskill, NY 10566 (HOURS: MON-FRI NOON-1:00PM) 
     -Bus Route 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 31 
    Port Chester  
    -St Peter’s Church: 19 Smith Street Port Chester, NY 10573 (HOURS: MON-FRI 7-9:00AM & 11:30AM - 12:15PM) 
     -Bus Route 13 and 62 
    -Tarrytown C.O.C.: 105 Wildey Street Tarrytown, NY 10591 (HOURS: THUR 4:30- 7:00PM) 
     -Bus Route 13 an 1T 
    White Plains  
    -Lifting Up Westchester / Grace Church: 33 Church Street White Plains, NY 1060 (HOURS: MON-FRI   10:30-11:30AM Lunch, serves all holidays) 
     -Bus Route 40, 41, 60, 62, 63, 5, 6, 14, 17, 12, 1w, 3 
    -Sharing Community: 1 Hudson Street Yonkers, NY 10701 (HOURS: MON-SUN 12:30-2:00PM) 
     -Bus Route 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 
    -YMCA Families and Adult Feeding program - 17 Riverdale 
Avenue Yonkers , NY 10701 (HOURS: MON-FRI 6:00 - 7:00PM; Senior Program 11:00AM) 
     -Bus Route 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 

Emergency Numbers:

 Legal Services of The Hudson Valley -Civil Issues (housing, family court, 
 domestic violence, and similar issues):  1-877-574-8529
Food Stamps - English & Spanish: 914-285-4630
24-hour Warming Center Hotline: 914-995-2099
Mental Health Crisis Prevention Response Team: 914-925-5959
Veterans Crisis line: 1-800-273-8255
Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline: 914-345-9111 or 800-726-4041
Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222
Alcoholics Anonymous: 914-949-1200
NYS-TEACHS: 1-877-574-8529 (New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS) provides information, referrals, and trainings to schools, school districts, social service providers, parents, and others about the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness.)
For more information on busses and transportation call the Bee-Line Bus System at: 914-813-7777

Coordinated Entry System

Westchester CoC Coordinated Entry Web Page

Early Childhood Linkage

We are pleased to announce a linkage agreement with WestCOP’s Early Childhood Programs. If you are a provider who works with families, please review the agreement. WestCOP Early Childhood Program Agreement


HMIS Data Quality Plan
HMIS Privacy and Security Plan
HMIS Agency Participation Agreement

2014 HMIS Data Standards

ClientTrack Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) was updated on Tuesday, September 30.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE? To ensure compliance with the latest federal standards released by HUD, which took effect October 1, 2014.

WHAT WERE THE MAJOR CHANGES? This update represents the most significant change to data collection since 2010, with some questions being phased out and new ones being added. There is also simplified and faster data entry.

For example, the Prior ZIP Code, Education, Employment and General Health questions have been removed, while Client Location, Insurance and Length of Time on Street or Shelter have been added. And now, Disabling Condition and Veteran Status are required just for adults.

HMIS SITE ADMINISTRATOR RESPONSIBILITIES You should review your internal data collection forms and checklists ASAP. All providers need to act to meet compliance. Keep in mind, this update does not affect Client Release of Information. All the same, you might want to review those procedures at this time.

PowerPoint slides from Daniel Gore's presentation on Client Track conversion to new 2014 data standards.

HUD PowerPoint providing high-level look at the changes in the 2014 data standards and provides the context in which the changes were made.

These templates provide guidelines for your data collection forms:
Starting 10/01/2014 ALL Projects are required to use these forms at entry, reassessment, and exit.

To learn which questions are required, see these program-specific guides:

For more information on all the changes refer you to the HMIS Data Standards Manual.
Please email Daniel Gore if you have any questions at daniel@dgoreconsulting.com


FY2015 Westchester County Project Applications


FY2014 Westchester County Project Applications


Housing First

This tool-kit explains how to shift away from shelter and transitional housing strategies and toward prevention and Housing First approaches. The Housing First approach encompasses a diverse range of programs but they're guided by a number of principles that can be implemented into successful programs.

Point In Time Count of Homeless Individuals results for Westchester

2014 Environmental Reviews for Westchester CoC projects

Compilation of environmental reviews for ALL relevant projects

City of Mount Vernon projects

GCCC projects

HOPE CS projects

Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers projects

Weschester County DCMH projects

Weschester County DSS projects

Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens in Westchester

Emergency Overnight Shelters & Warming Centers in Westchester

Download NOFA & Pre-application form for 2012 Projects

PowerPoint presentation explaining the process for annual re-certification of clients in Westchester CoC projects

Mandatory new county-wide Intake and Exit Forms for Continuum of Care projects, revised according to new HUD 2010 Data Standards

Westchester's FY09 Continuum of Care application

Exhibit 1 from Westchester County's FY09 consolidated application to HUD's Continuum of Care for the Homeless program outlines Westchester's resources and strategies in a cumbersome and not very reader-friendly format mandated by HUD. Nonetheless, this document is the most comprehensive available description of Westchester's housing and services for the homeless.

Zipped version of the eHIC file included in the FY09 application Exhibit 1.

Westchester's FY08 Continuum of Care application

Exhibit 1 from Westchester County's FY08 consolidated application to HUD's Continuum of Care for the Homeless program.

This corrected Housing Inventory (revised 2/29/08) includes an estimate of the unmet need for permanent housing for the homeless in Westchester. This is calculated by taking the number of transitional homeless beds minus permanent housing beds currently under development to derive the number of units needed just to house the homeless people already in transitional housing in Westchester.
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DCMH S+C Logic Models

HUD Forms and Documents

2015 list of Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing for homeless in Westchester

2015 Utility Allowance schedule for Westchester County

Documentation Forms

Manuals/Training Material

APR Training Materials

HUD Manuals

This updated guide describes the SHP grant process from grant award onward. It will take you through the life cycle of a grant, incorporating everything from very basic information to the intricacies of grant administration. The guide is not a substitute for the SHP regulations. However, it is a practical guide to issues that arise during project implementation.

The purpose of the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) Self-Monitoring Tools is to provide SHP project sponsors and grantees with "user-friendly" forms to enable staff to assess their project operations against the standards set by HUD rules and regulations.

This manual prepared by PD&D combines three HUD online manuals(Understanding S+C , S+C Resource Manual, and Enhancing Shelter Plus Care Guide) as well as other locally developed materials.

Developed by HUD, this presentation provides SHP grantees with information that allows them to effectively address advanced issues of homeless programs as well as new strategies and techniques. Specifically covered are Chronic Homelessness, Housing First & Safe Havens, Case Management and Alternative Match Sources.

Chronic Homeless Materials
The following HUD approved materials, from HUD Resource Exchange, explains the definition, documentation and verification of chronic homeless. These materials are highly recommended from programs targeting the chronic homeless and programs providing emergency shelter and services to the chronic homeless.

Developed by HUD, this technical guide is intended for non-profit local housing and service providers as well as local government agencies that are under contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing and related support services to the target population of chronically homeless persons. It is intended to answer frequently asked questions pertaining to the federal definition of chronic homelessness and the standards for qualifying persons for housing under this definition. It also provides suggested templates for forms and letters that may assist providers, government agencies, and their local partners in devising internal mechanisms to certify homeless persons for a program for chronically homeless persons.

This document contains the templates referenced in the above Defining Chronic Homelessness Technical Guide. These templates are HUD approved forms used to document and verify chronic homeless status.

HUD sponsored this project to identify and describe community-wide approaches that reduce homelessness and achieve stable housing for the difficult-to-serve people who routinely live on the streets. In visiting communities with a commitment and a community-wide approach to reducing chronic homelessness, researchers were able to identify some effective strategies and indicators of success. This report documents strategies and measures of effectiveness in a way that will help other communities trying to address the problem of chronic street homelessness.

This is the official current definition of which programs in Westchester are considered emergency housing and which are considered transitional housing. This is the list that everyone in Westchester should be using now to determine who is chronically homeless.

Developed by Center for Urban Community Services, this guide part of a training series that provides best practices and guidance on supportive housing development, operation and services.

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DSS Worker Phone Lists

These documents give names and contact information for Westchester County Department of Social Services district office staff, as of February 2008.

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Ten-Year Plans to End Chronic Homelessness

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Affordable Housing Resources

This study demonstrates the feasibility of building housing, including affordable housing, on underutilized office park land. It used existing sites as case studies to evaluate feasibility, but the findings and tools it provides can be used anywhere. Importantly, it also provides a model zoning ordinance that can be adapted by local governments interested in redevelopment and revitalization of such properties.
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Grants.gov Registration

If your agency ever wants to get another federal grant directly from the federal government, it should have registered with grants.gov. If it hasn't already done so, please visit grants.govfor registration instructions.
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